xiang3 =
xi + ang3

to think / to believe / to suppose / to wish / to want / to miss (feel wistful about the absence of sb or sth) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Inside the Angkor Wat, Marie Curie misses the ent. She thinks of him and wants to give him her heart. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 2 years ago | add a painting



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xin1 =
xi + (e)n1

heart / mind / intention / center / core / CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Marie Curie (xi) uses a shovel (乚) to dig a hole in front of the Forbidden City ((e)n1). She wants to bury her heart (心). To the side are three petal leaves (丶)e, with which she wants to cover it afterwards. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting



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ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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zhu3 =
zhu + Ø3

"dot" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 3) / see also 點|点[dian3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a petal leaf when appearing in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

George Giant Squid is trying out two petal leafs as eyebrows in the space station. - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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xiang1 =
xi + ang1

surname Xiang | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xiang1 =
xi + ang1

each other / one another / mutually | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xiang4 =
xi + ang4

appearance / portrait / picture / government minister / (physics) phase | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

I take "eye" and "tree" as resembling an ent, an alive tree. Marie Curie portrays an ent in the Songgwangsa's bathroom. Unfortunately she's really bad at painting, and her portrait resembles more a Christmas tree. The Eye of Providence enters and, just from the shape of the Christmas Tree, instantly recognizes its own portrait. The Eye of Providence asks Marie Curie how much she wants to have for the painting, but Marie Curie just wonders if the Eye of Providence is made from Radium, because it radiates so much. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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mu4 =
mu + Ø4

surname Mu | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

mu4 =
mu + Ø4

tree / wood / coffin / wooden / simple / numb / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Malte Monkey is putting up a Christmas tree in the bathroom of the space station. He puts up a cross, on which he puts eight balls (as Christmas balls). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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丿
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丿
pie3 =
pi + e3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 丿

Pocahontas (pi-) is watching a giant banana (丿) inside the Erectheion (-e3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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丿
+
xx5

character component without inherent meaning / see 捺 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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shi2 =
sh + Ø2

ten / 10 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Sherlock Holmes (sh-) is investigating a very strange thing, which just arrived at the entrance of the space station (-2): A big pyramid made of ten (十) crosses (十), which are in turn made out of flutes (一) and dinosaur bones (丨). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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gun3 =
gu + (e)n3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a dinosaur bone when it appears in other characters. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: dinosaur bone.

Gitta Giraffe (gu-) found a gorgeous dinosaur bone (丨) in the Forbidden City (-(e)n3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

shu4 =
shu + Ø4

see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


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mu4 =
mu + Ø4

eye / item / section / list / catalogue / table of contents / order (taxonomy) / goal / name / title | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: the Eye of Providence (目).

Malte Monkey (mu-) is unpacking a wooden box (囗) full of capacitors (二). He's afraid that the Eye of Providence (目) will see him, so he does it secretly in the space station's bathroom (-Ø4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


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wei2 =
w + ei2

enclosure | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Finally, Willy Walrus (wu-) is just inside the entrance of the Eiffel Tower (-ei2). He smuggled himself in sitting in a large wooden box (囗). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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er4 =
Ø + Ø4

two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

As a component in other characters, 二 represents a capacitor. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Mnemonic symbol: a capacitor.

Albert Einstein (-) is experimenting with a capacitor (二) in the space station's bathroom (-4). He finds that it's uncomfortable to discharge a capacitor using two flutes (一). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


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yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Stroke order

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has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

Pronunciation: Gorodish elements and their mnemonics (what's this?)

xi

"xi" is for Marie Curie - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
ang3

Inside the Songgwangsa - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Inside the Angkor Wat - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Words with


li3

xiang3
a dream / an ideal / perfection / ideal / perfect / desirable / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 4)

si1

xiang3
thought / thinking / idea / ideology / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

xiang3

xiang4
to imagine / to fancy / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

gan3

xiang3
impressions / reflections / thoughts / CL:通[tong4],個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

xiang3

nian4
to miss / to remember with longing / to long to see again (HSK level 5)

huan4

xiang3
delusion / fantasy (HSK level 5)

kong1

xiang3
daydream / fantasy / to fantasize (HSK level 6)

wang4

xiang3
to attempt vainly / a vain attempt / delusion (HSK level 6)

zhuo2

xiang3
to give thought (to others) / to consider (other people's needs) / also pr. [zhao2 xiang3] (HSK level 6)

meng4

xiang3
(figuratively) to dream of / dream (HSK level 6)

she4

xiang3
to imagine / to assume / to envisage / tentative plan / to have consideration for (HSK level 6)

xiang3

fang1

she4

fa3
to think up every possible method (idiom); to devise ways and means / to try this, that and the other (HSK level 6)

lian2

xiang3
abbr. for 聯想集團|联想集团[Lian2 xiang3 Ji2 tuan2] (HSK level 6)

lian2

xiang3
to associate (cognitively) / to make an associative connection / mental association / word prediction and auto-complete functions of input method editing programs (HSK level 6)

xiang3

lai2
it may be assumed that

xiang3

jian4
to infer / to gather

li3

xiang3

guo2
ideal state / Plato's republic (c. 390 BC)

gou4

xiang3
to conceive / concept

shi4

xiang3
just think! / imagine that!

jia3

xiang3
imaginary / virtual / to imagine / hypothesis

xiang3

xiang4

li4
conception / imagination

yi4

xiang3

tian1

kai1
to imagine the wildest thing / to indulge in fantasy

liao4

xiang3
to expect / to presume / to think (sth is likely)

xiang3

dao4
to think of / to call to mind / to anticipate

an4

xiang3
think to oneself

fu2

xiang3

lian2

pian1
to let one's imagination roam

si1

qian2

xiang3

hou4
to consider past cause and future effect (idiom); to think over the past and future / to ponder over reasons and connection

xiang3

de5

kai1
to not take to heart / to be free of worried thoughts / to adopt a lighthearted perspective / lighthearted

xiang3

fa3
idea / notion / train of thought / what sb is thinking / to think of a way (to do sth) / CL:個|个[ge4]

tui1

xiang3
to reckon / to infer / to imagine

xiang3

bu5

kai1
cannot figure out / to be unable to take a lighter view / to take things too hard / to be depressed / to fret over trifles

xiang3

xiang4
to imagine / to conceive of / to visualize / imagination

hui2

xiang3
to recall / to recollect / to think back

xin1

xiang3

shi4

cheng2
to have one's wishes come true / wish you the best!

xiang3

bu5

dao4
unexpected / hard to imagine / it had not occurred to me / who could have thought that

xiang3

dang1

ran2
to take sth for granted

ku3

si1

ming2

xiang3
to consider from all angles (idiom); to think hard / to rack one's brains

cai1

xiang3
to guess / to conjecture / to suppose / to suspect

si1

xiang3

jia1
thinker

xiang3

ru4

fei1

fei1
to indulge in fantasy (idiom); to let one's imagination run wild

Example sentences for

 
don't tell me - you - unexpectedly - go - have a look - ?
Don't tell me that you even don't want to have a look at it?
 
slow - let - me - think
Not so fast. Let me think
 
one - control - peach garden - monkey - head - to attempt vainly - go - jade lake - join banquet
A monkey who is in charge of managing the peach grove is hoping to go to the jade lake to join the banquet

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